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New Zealand Study On Franchisor StartUps

A New Zealand researcher is set to work on the development of a conceptual franchising model but first she intends to find out what goes wrong and why so many fail to grow or collapse.

Top 25 Chains with the Happiest Franchisees, 2012

Auntie Anne's franchisees test new food with franchisor staff at company lab
Franchisees create new products with franchisor staff. photo/Auntie Anne's

LINCOLN, Neb. — A researcher of franchise owners has identified the top 25 brands with the happiest, most satisfied franchise owners.

Learning Hidden Franchise Risks

Positive information about a specific business opportunity on the Internet is readily available and easy to find. But as a potential franchisee, affiliate or licensee, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the risks and so learn the bad as well as the good.

How the Franchise Industry Misused the Internet, Part 4

This is the fourth of five articles that comprise a White Paper titled The Internet and the Franchise Industry - How an industry misused the Internet.

How the Franchise Industry misused the Internet - Part 3 of 5

This is the third of five articles that comprise a White Paper titled The Internet and the Franchise Industry - How an industry misused the Internet.

How the Franchise Industry Misused the Internet, Part 2

This is the second of five articles in the series, The Internet and the Franchise Industry, How an industry misused the Internet.  This describes the history of Internet communications in the franchise industry and suggests ways to improve the current situation.

How the Franchise Industry Misused the Internet

This is the first of five articles that comprise a White Paper titled The Internet and the Franchise Industry; How an Industry Misused the Internet.  This paper describes the history of Internet communications in the Franchise Industry and suggests ways to improve the current situation.

Critical Support Areas for New Franchisees

There is considerable documentation through this report that many franchise owners are unhappy with their current situation and are contemplating changes to their career.

Female Franchisees Hit Hardest by Weak Economy

BOSTON — In an economy showing few signs of growth, 87% of female owned franchised businesses report they are not profitable.

Franchises Seen as Path to Financial Independence

Franchisees have different reasons for getting involved in their business.  Some believe that owning a franchise is a path to financial independence.